Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Lick it, stick it..

Jeff McBride posted some advice on his Facebook from a teacher past.

The idea of making every move deliberate is a good one. For those of you who need to hear it from a magician, Vernon was known for similar advice. Remove any extraneous moves until you can accomplish the same thing in as few motions as possible (paraphrasing like a mofo here).

The most direct path between two points is a straight line (unless it's on a globe. Thank you Batman: The Animated Series for that one) so why do we tend to meander thru our magic with so much wasted motion and moments. If you need all that posturing to waste time in the music, maybe you need to find some better material?

Take the advice in the article and see if you can posit-ively impact your performance by trying something new from someone who knew what they were doing.

We can still learn from our mistakes.